Thursday, June 5, 2014

dogger bank

1 1/2 oz Pimm's #1
3/4 oz Lemon Juice
3/4 oz Simple Syrup
1/2 oz Kronan Swedish Punsch

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Two Sundays ago, we made the voyage up to the North Shore to have dinner at the Barrel House in Beverly. For a first drink, I asked bartender Sean Maher for the Dogger Bank as the combination of Pimm's, Swedish Punsch, and lemon juice reminded me of the Pimmeron. I inquired if Dogger Bank was a nearby patch of the ocean; however, Sean explained that it was a fishing area which saw several naval battles that lies halfway between Pimm's England and the punsch's Sweden. He also mentioned that this menu item was his creation.
The Dogger Bank offered a fruit aroma with notes of spiced rum from the Swedish Punsch. A lemon and berry sip gave way to a slightly drying swallow from the lemon and the punsch's Batavia Arrack and tea. Overall, it was a great, light way to start an evening, and as a modified Pimm's Cup, it will be perfect for the warmer season.

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